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Cameron School of Business


The Cameron School of Business, established in 1980, was finally able to properly celebrate its 40th birthday on April 16 with a symposium and a dinner. Alumni got the opportunity to return to the “classroom” with some of their best professors. They also caught up with fellow alumni of the school while sharing their business success. What an opportunity for networking it was!

A Big Crowd Enjoyed Speaker Topics

More than 400 were in attendance at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Spring Branch for the outdoor gathering. Guests heard from four Cameron School professors on the topics of negotiating with yourself; good branding and bad drivers; post pandemic economic and financial forecast; and lastly, adapting in the age of unreason, what we learn from the options market.

Holy Mass and a Beautiful, Formal Outdoor Dinner

Following the symposium, Holy Mass was celebrated by Bishop Steven J. Lopes, chaplain of the Cameron School of Business Advisory Board. His homily focused on faith and reason in authentic Catholic education. Afterward, attendees enjoyed a formal outdoor dinner on the Cathedral grounds under a beautiful tent setting. Bishop Lopes is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, a structure equivalent to a diocese for the Roman Catholics in the United States and Canada, nurtured in the Anglican tradition.

Celebration Honored CSB Students and Touted New Degrees

Dean Mario Enzler, who joined UST in 2020, greeted guests at the event. “Welcome back! We are celebrating our birthday by honoring our students,” he said. Enzler also told guests about new developments at Cameron that include a new Master in Business for non-business majors, a new Master in Ecclesial Administration and Management for clergy, and a new minor in Professional Selling and Sales Management. He also announced that a new Master in Health Care Administration and a new associate degree in General Business are also in the works, the latter in collaboration with The Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies.

“It is a Catholic university that now offers a general business degree,” he said. “The degree will emphasize Catholic social teaching for business and thus fulfills the mission of our University.”  

About the Author — Sandra Soliz, MLA '01 Soliz

AvatarSandra Soliz, director of Communications for University of St. Thomas, has served the University for 20 years in Marketing Communications Department. In her position, she handles media relations and serves as the editor of the Encounter Magazine.

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